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Montevideo, September 18th 2020 - 21:11 UTC
Getting a speeding ticket is not a feel-good moment for anyone. But consider Reima Kuisla, a businessman in Finland. He was recently fined 58,000 dollars for traveling a modest, if illegal, 64 mph in a 50 mph zone. Read full article
Makes a lot of sense.
In a commies mind yes
Easy to fix this problem.....
Easy to fix this problem
Bribe the cop when he pulls you over.
I once got a speeding ticket in Costa Rica for about the same speed, it was $6 so I paid that one ;)
@ 4 Klingon
Have you always been a big spender? :o)
Nope but I was getting a handjob at the time from my Cuban girlfriend, so had to cover up quickly before the cop seen me!!! good times!
I think that this is outrageous - $58K for being 14mph above the speed limit. It would be useful to know what the penalty would have been for the average Finnish citizen. I don't know Finland very well but from various other articles I've read about life in Finland I think it is not a country I would choose to live in. Doesn't it have one of the highest per capita suicide rates in the world?
Outrageous? Give me a break. In most countries, fines are heavy for somebody who earns a modest living but for the wealthy they are a joke--and the deterrent effect is not accomplished. It is true that demerit points on a driver's licence may help, but money helps to find a way out of those situations.
Quick and opportune reaction in Costa Rica! Good job!
Yes, bribes are the quickest solution in most Latin American countries, which reinforces the Finnish point. But you need well-paid and well controlled police forces...may happen some day.
A fine is supposed to be a financial detriment to stop a minor infraction from recurring. $500 fine to the wealthy is not even a penny. $58k is more than a penny and maybe he will think twice.
Either way....it's their country and they have to live with it. I'd love to see that here with the Range Rovers and Mercedes barreling down 93 on the phone texting swaying from lane to lane.
Ban him from driving....I think he could do with the exercise....
What does he do for a living & how many people does he employ?
And now hes thinking of leaving his country?
Could be people out of a job, because of an outrageous fine.
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